Geography and Sustainability Tours in New Zealand


Advance your students’ geographical knowledge through interactive analysis of diverse, real-world environments in a country full of fascinating landscapes.


If you’re looking for a way to excite and engage your students in Geography and provide them with crucial field work experience, a New Zealand Geography Tour could be the solution! Your students can venture into the field to explore, analyse and understand New Zealand’s unique characteristics, up close.

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Designed for: SENIOR SCHOOL – Geography Units 1, 2, 3 

Travelling through the South Island from Queenstown to Christchurch, then the North Island from Rotorua to Auckland, this tour takes in the best of New Zealand’s incredible geographical phenomena. Accompanied by an expert guide with specific geography knowledge and expert knowledge of all areas the group will visit, students will have a lecture and/or learning experience following a related education activity every day.
This itinerary is designed to cover the key concepts of change, distance, distribution, movement, place, process, region, scale, spatial association and sustainability as well as practice skills associated with digital terrain model (DTM) – landscape visualisation, cartography, coordinate systems, cross sections, direction, GIS, GNSS and image interpretation.

Tour Highlights:

Franz Josef glacier
  • Participating in educational workshops at Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers,
    investigating hazards and land changes
  • Trying out glacier hiking
  • Seeing the Alpine Fault and the Deep Fault Drilling Project
  • Attending a University lecture concentrating on hazards that affect the area of Christchurch: earthquakes, rock falls and flooding.
  • Steaming through a Geothermal Water Program at Waikite Hot Springs
  • Learning about hydroelectric power and the importance of sustainable energy resources
  • Being a hobbit on a guided tour of Hobbiton

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. It can also be adapted to younger year levels or to be in one island. Please contact us for further information.

Designed for: History (comparing Indigenous Australian and Maori cultures and colonisation), , Geography (food biomes, wellbeing, tourism, impacts to the environment)

Experience the North Island’s diverse urban and natural landscapes from the cosmopolitan capital of Wellington to the surreal lunarscape of Tongariro National Park and the soaring Kauri trees at Waipoua Forest. Explore Māori and Pacific culture, traverse unique natural environments and examine the complex history that shaped New Zealand into the nation it is today.

Investigate different food biomes and analyse the connections between food webs, threats to ecosystems and actions for recovery. Visit the locations of famous film shoots and learn about the impacts this and subsequent tourism has had on the environment with industry professionals.

Tour Highlights:

  • Participate in a traditional Māori ceremony and partake in hangi
  • Discover the importance of bees in food production and understand threats to food security
  • Explore ‘Middle Earth’ – the location of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – and discuss the impact of filming and subsequent tourism on the environment
  • Meet with the founder of a social enterprise who is tackling food waste to discuss what can be done to ensure food security
  • Contrast Māori methods of growing food with contemporary farming and agricultural practices with local farmers and producers
  • Compare the treatment of the Māori to Australia’s First Nations peoples at locations that demonstrate colonisation and its legacy
  • Investigate the similarities and differences between the Māori and Indigenous Australians by comparing cultural behaviours, including song, dance and art

This program can be tailored to your individual needs. It can also be adapted to younger year levels or to be in one island. Please contact us for further information.


We’re committed to helping teachers and their students bring Geography to life, by creating memorable and unique experiences, including a large proportion of fieldwork, the building blocks of data collection for the Geographer to study.

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Contact us to discuss your unique requirements. After providing us with a comprehensive brief, you will receive an individually researched and comprehensive itinerary, directly linked to your curriculum and desired learning outcomes

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